[MlMt] Rules sometimes don't move messages

Robert Goldman rpgoldman at sift.net
Tue Mar 23 12:36:09 EDT 2021

On 23 Mar 2021, at 11:13, Randall Gellens wrote:

> I'm running Mailmate version 1.13.2 (5673), which I think is the 
> latest release version.  One of my rules adds a tag and moves the 
> message to a different IMAP folder.  Lately, I've noticed that it 
> unpredictably and randomly but repeatedly fails to perform the move.  
> It does apply the tag, so I know it activated.  I don't see any errors 
> in the Activity Viewer, but the errors might have been hours ago.  I 
> checked /tmp/mailmate_logs, but the only file there is 
> mailmate_parser_problems.log which reports some non-compliant message 
> content.

I'm also having real problems with rules lately.  I absolutely have not 
been able to add rules that work, although most of my old rules seem to 
work.  I'd be *very, very* grateful if someone could post a HOWTO about 
rule debugging.

My previous approach was to make rules that would set flags, so that I 
could interactively tell if they were working, but now I have been 
having problems where rules will stop working when I add a conjunct, and 
not restore operation when I remove it.

Are there files that we can examine to get a sense of what might be 
going wrong? Am I right in thinking that the `Mailboxes.plist` file in 
`~/Library/Application Support/MailMate/` is where all the rules are 

Is there some logging we could turn on to see when rules succeed at 
matching or fail?

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